One of the latest electric car “how to” books available on the internet is Gavin Shoebridge’s Electric Conversion Made Easy. The e-book was launched back in August 2009. You can see the main web page at www.evsecrets.com.
If you are not familiar with the DIY electric car industry, you may not have heard of Gavin Shoebridge. Here’s some background about him.
Gavin is a New Zealander and pretty much an average guy. But there’s one problem, he has an addiction. Just like millions of people in the world, Gavin is addicted to oil.
Couple of years back, Gavin decided to break his habit of stopping at the gasoline station to fuel up his car. He went on a quest to convert a conventional car to run purely on electricity.
What he did was bought an old 1987 Mitsubishi Tredia, stripped out the internal combustion engine and installed an electric motor. He was a total amateur in electric vehicle (EV) conversion and most of the conversion process was based on trial and error.
But in the end, he managed to get it done.
His homemade electric car caught the attention of a local news station. A news segment was done about his electric Tredia and Gavin was interviewed by a reporter. You can see the news clip above.
DIY Electric Car Conversion Guide
If you are planning to start an electric car conversion project, it is best to get some knowledge on the required tasks. It may sounds easy, but there’s a lot of technical aspect involved.
If you are a novice, it is a good idea to read Gavin’s Electric Conversion Made Easy guide first.
What would you learn from his EV manual? The information covered are:
1) How does an electric car works?
2) The main components of an EV.
3) Deciding your electric car needs and budget.
4) Selecting an EV donor car.
5) Selecting EV parts and batteries.
6) Selecting an electric motor.
7) Where to buy electric vehicle parts.
8) Dismantling the donor car.
9) Installing the motor.
10) EV control box and wiring etc.
If you are looking for a step-by-step guide on how to convert a gas driven car to EV book, the manual will give you everything you’ll need.
Electric Car Conversion Instructional Videos
All the information in the Electric Conversion Made Easy e-book is based on an actual electric car conversion project. You will see pictures of Gavin’s Mitsubishi Tredia before and after the conversion.
The information is very detail. You will see the individual component brand, model number and even the purchase cost.
There is one major difference that separates Gavin’s e-book versus other electric car conversion guide on the internet…it is the instructional videos.
If you prefer to learn from watching videos, there are a total of 11 High Definition (HD) videos that comes with the e-book. The videos cover information from dismantling the donor car to getting your EV certified street legal.
For more information on Gavin Shoebridge’s electric car “how to” book, click on the link below.
Related web pages:
1) 4 Things That Will Affect Your Electric Car Conversion Cost
2) Gas 4 Free Review – Is Gas4Free The Real Deal?
3) Electric Auto Association – Electric Vehicles and Cars